Intel Core i5-6300HQ vs Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3

Compare Intel 6th Generation Core i5 4 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E3 v3 Family 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

18 %
32 %
77% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

32 %
49 %
53% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

14 %
27 %
92% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
26 %
100% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

38% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

19% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
3 GHz
47% significantly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
4 GHz
18% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
77% significantly lower TDP
80 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots


Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

64 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory
32 GiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

868th of 1,335
555th of 1,335


The product line

6th Generation Core i5
Xeon E3 v3 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2015
May 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i5-6300HQ vs Xeon E3-1231 v3 specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the Xeon E3-1231 v3 beats the Core i5-6300HQ in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-6300HQ in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Xeon E3-1231 v3 has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Xeon E3-1231 v3 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-6300HQ. Also, the Xeon E3-1231 v3 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-6300HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E3-1231 v3 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the Core i5-6300HQ has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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